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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from San Diego to Oceanside?

Lowest price$17.35
Fastest train0h 46m
Trains per day7
Train lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from San Diego to Oceanside during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from San Diego to Oceanside?

Yes, there are some trains that travel the entire distance from San Diego to Oceanside. However, in some cases you will have to take a bus for part of your journey in addition to taking the train.

What is the price of a train ticket from San Diego to Oceanside?

In the last month, $17.62 was the average price of a train ticket from San Diego, CA to Oceanside, CA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 19 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $0.47 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from San Diego to Oceanside?

The distance between San Diego and Oceanside is approximately 36 miles, or 57 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 46 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Oceanside.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from San Diego to Oceanside are the most crowded on Tuesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs San Diego at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from San Diego to Oceanside?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 13 of these are direct connections to Oceanside. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Oceanside to San Diego. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from San Diego to Oceanside for $9.00.

Which train should you take from San Diego to Oceanside?

2 train services operate from San Diego, California to Oceanside, California. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak30h 54m$17.85
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner40h 53m$17.84

Amtrak train tickets from San Diego to Oceanside start from $17, and on average cost $18. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Oceanside. Amtrak in San Diego leaves from Santa Fe Depot - 1050 Kettner Blvd and one other station. And in Oceanside trains arrive at Oceanside Transit Ctr - 235 S Tremont St, From San Diego to Oceanside train travel on Amtrak takes 0 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oceanside faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 46 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $18 for a one-way train ticket to Oceanside.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets from San Diego to Oceanside start from $17, and on average cost $18. Daily there are 4 Amtrak Pacific Surfliner schedules to Oceanside. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner in San Diego leaves from 4005 Taylor St and one other station. And in Oceanside trains arrive at Oceanside Transit Ctr - 235 S Tremont St, From San Diego to Oceanside train travel on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner takes 0 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Oceanside faster, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 46 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $18 for a one-way train ticket to Oceanside.

Price trends for trains from San Diego to Oceanside

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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